Holly Throsby is an Australian musician and novelist. She has released five solo albums – On Night (2004), Under the Town (2006), A Loud Call (2008), Team (2011), and After a Time (2017) – as well as a collection of original children’s songs (See!, 2010), and two albums (in 2011 and 2019) as part of the band, Seeker Lover Keeper (with Sarah Blasko and Sally Seltmann).

Holly has been nominated for five ARIAs – including two for Best Female Artist, and one for Best Children’s Album. Her song, ‘Aeroplane’, has had over 29 million streams on Spotify. Her song ‘When?’ ranked #6 on The Music Network’s list of the Best Australian Songs of the Decade. Guests on her albums include Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Mick Turner (Dirty Three) and Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters).

Holly’s debut novel, Goodwood (2016), was a critically acclaimed bestseller. It has been shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award, an Indie Book Award, two Australian Book Industry Awards, two Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, and a Ned Kelly Award. Goodwood is currently in development for a series through ABC Australia and ABC Studios International.

Holly’s second novel, Cedar Valley, was published in Australia in October, 2018. It has been longlisted for an Indie Book Award, a Sisters in Crime Davitt Award, and featured in several best books of the year lists. Australian Book Review called Cedar Valley “large and luminous” and “bracingly alive to the complexities and ellipses of existence”; The Australian said it was “ingenious . . . beautifully intertwined fact and fiction”; and Books+ Publishing described it as “a masterful novel”. Television rights have been optioned.

Holly is a council member for the animal protection institute, Voiceless. Her interests include contemporary literature, psychology, politics, and nature.

“A meandering stream of textures that conjure their own world of dappled light and boundless hope. ★★★★” – ROLLING STONE

“Shadowy…tender…understated…beautiful” – STEROGUM (US)

“The kind of big-hearted, emotionally bruising story that reminds you why you love fiction… [Goodwood] is a complete revelation.”

“It has been a while since I lost a weekend to a debut novel…There is so much to enjoy about [Goodwood]; my tip is that it will become a firm book club favourite. ★★★★★” – GOOD READINGS MAGAZINE

“Holly Throsby is one gifted human being.” – YEN

“★★★★” – MOJO (UK)